How Covid-19 created one of the rarest US Silver Dollars of all time

Official documentation coming out of the US Mint late last month has collectors excited. The Silver Eagle – one of the most collected coins in the world – has just become the talk of the collecting world.

According to official US Mint documentation dated April 27, 2020, a total of 240,000 American Silver Eagles were struck at its Philadelphia facility from April 8 to April 20, 2020.

Bullion Silver Eagles, which have no mintmark, are normally struck at the West Point Mint in New York or, occasionally, at the San Francisco Mint.

However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the United States Mint temporarily shut down its West Point facility. Production of Silver Eagles was supplemented by the Philadelphia Mint due to the outbreak for a little under 2 weeks.

With a mintage of just 240,000 coins, the Emergency 2020(P) Silver Eagles struck at Philadelphia Mint is the second-rarest issue in the 34-year history of the bullion American Silver Eagle series, with only the 2015(P) rarer, having a mintage of 79,640.

If you’re interested…

I am working with one of my contacts in America to see if we can bring some of these fascinating coins into the UK.

They will be encapsulated, boxed and certified by the American Numismatic Association Certification Service (ANACS) like you see here.

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Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if American collectors snapped up the whole mintage immediately, but if I can bring some to the UK and you’d like the chance of adding one to your collection, please just fill in the form below. We’ll be in touch as soon as we can if I manage to source the coins.

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